"We have been so long with Canton Fair and they have also provided us with a lot of very good services. We're looking for new innovative products and good design, so that will be our main focus for this Canton Fair," said William Widjaja, a buyer from Indonesia, at his sourcing booth set right across the 3.2 Hall at Area A of the Canton Fair Complex.
Since 2004, William has been visiting the Canton Fair two times a year, in October and April. He works as the sourcing director for Kawan Lama Group, an Indonesian group of multi-sectoral business units.
This year, he came with a budget of around 5 million USD for the new product development. "We have seen there's a big potential for us to confirm for this show," he said.
For Kawan Lama Group, most of its suppliers are known from the platform of Canton Fair. Every month, the company imports around 3,500 containers and 90 percent of them are from China.
"We are familiar with manufacturing factories in Guangdong, for example, in Zhongshan, Foshan, Guangzhou, Dongguan, and many other places. We also have very good manufacturing partners in other parts of Guangdong," he added.
The third phase of the 134th Canton Fair will last until November 4. As of 5 p.m. on October 31, the total number of overseas buyers attending the Fair surpassed 177,000, from 216 countries and regions.
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